In Agweo, Uganda, villagers were used to walking a long way every day in search of water. What they found was often brown and smelly and made a lot of people sick. But when Ryan’s well was built, life in the village changed for the better. A young orphan named Akana Jimmy longed for a chance to thank Ryan in person for this gift of life — clean water.
When they finally meet, an unbreakable bond unites these boys from very different backgrounds, and a long and sometimes life-threatening journey begins. Ryan and Jimmy is a true story of friendship and compassion in which a simple wish to help others brings focus to the necessities that unite us all.
While all cannot see the same sequence of events fall into place as they did following Ryan’s efforts, everyone can make a difference if they do what God has given them to do. Encourage your children through this story, that everyone can make a difference. This is a good companion for Africa, A Land of Hope.